Ouya 2 Coming Next Year With a New Controller

The original Ouya has only been out for a few months now, but Ouya (the company) is already preparing a second Ouya-branded console for release next year, though company boss Julie Uhrmann says they’re no release date yet, nor have they settled on specs for the new machine, dubbed Ouya 2.0. Yes, Urhman had previously said they’d put out a new one of these consoles yearly, but it still feels weird hearing that again.

The new edition will come with an updated gamepad, but it’s anybody’s guess what that will be like, too. Urhman told Polygon they’ve already updated the gamepad and that new Ouya orders or separate controllers orders are being fulfilled with the current iteration. The controller will continue to be iterated, and so one with Ouya 2.0 probably won’t be the one they’re selling now. Oddly, she also said this: “I think what’s different here is that every company does it, it’s just that no one talks about it.” Umm.

Naturally, all games are backward-compatible, but not all games will probably be forward compatible, i.e. there will probably be some games that will play on Ouya 2 but not Ouya 1. Now that we’re neck-deep in the cynical Age of Ouya, let’s all remember what was going through our heads regard this machine a year ago.

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3 Comments on Ouya 2 Coming Next Year With a New Controller

Huntsman06

On October 25, 2013 at 5:37 pm

“I think what’s different here is that every company does it, it’s just that no one talks about it.”

A reference to Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo always having a new controller with each new console. Although if you’re on your 2nd gen console I highly doubt you’re in need of a total revamp (much like PS4), although maybe a little improvement could be had (rumble, minor button placement changes, ect)

jes

On October 26, 2013 at 4:45 pm

So, there’ll be an Ouya 3.0 next year and your Ouya 2.0 won’t be able to play 3.0 games…Keep that in mind, sheeple, before you buy it…

Anonymous

On October 28, 2013 at 3:48 am

*Ouya 3* will be able to play *Ouya 2* games
and *Ouya 2* games will be able to play *Ouya 1* games.

since they all uses Android *Dalvik*
keep that in *mind*